Database Administrator Cover Letter Example

DBA Skills to Highlight

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A database administrator's job involves working with a variety of databases, from banks' account networks to hospital record systems. Tasks can range from improving or upgrading an existing database to creating an entirely new system.

In terms of building a new system, summarize in your cover letter how you planned to structure a database and build a test version. If you have additional duties, like supervising support staff, training users and producing performance reports, highlight those responsibilities as well.

Database security is another large and growing focus in the field. If you have expertise in this arena, use your cover letter to point out your understanding of the ways in which web-based technologies and databases fit in with security systems.

Additional Database Administrator Skills to Highlight

  • Organizational skills: A critical skill in relation to managing large databases, including procedures for backup and recovery.
  • Technical skills: Your knowledge of the ways in which computers store and retrieve data.
  • Interpersonal skills: Your ability to communicate with programmers and systems technicians to ensure that applications properly access a database. Play up your communication skills on the user end as well.

Here's an example of a cover letter for a database administrator position.

Database Administrator Cover Letter

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Database Administrator Cover Letter (Text Version)

Mateo Applicant
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345

September 1, 2018

Dylan Lee
Director, Human Resources
Acme Bank
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee,

I'm writing to express my interest in your posting for an experienced Database Administrator. As a certified Microsoft Database Administrator with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and hands-on experience overseeing the design, development, and maintenance of various database systems, I believe my skills perfectly suit your needs.

I enjoy solving large, complex data problems enjoy the process of building and determining a solution. I am able to quickly identify new resolutions that will not only help solve major business problems but also ensure that the business maintains local, federal and business sector compliance given my extensive research abilities and deep industry knowledge.

The requirements and skills listed on your website closely match my background and future career goals. I look to grow in my role as a Database Administrator and have begun pursuing advancement by enrolling in a Master’s of Science in computer science at ABC University. I believe your company will be an ideal place to apply my education and work experience.

My resume is attached, and I'd be happy to pass along a list of past projects. I can be reached anytime at 555-555-5555 or Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this opportunity.


Mateo Applicant

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